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The fate of Fusarium Mycotoxins in the cereal food chain (FQS64) - FT1022

Project Aim:

The overall aim of the project is to generate information and techniques to assist Industry in the management of key Fusarium mycotoxins of concern in the cereal processing chain. This will enable industry to comply with future regulation and reduce the exposure of consumers to these contaminants while enhancing end product quality.
Project Objectives:

The specific technical objectives of the work programme will be:

- To establish the reduction and redistribution of Fusarium mycotoxins in specimen commercial processes and means for their monitoring.

- To study the metabolites or bound products formed from the candidate Fusarium mycotoxins during processing

- To determine which chemical or physical parameters affect the fate of the Fusarium mycotoxins during processing and to examine means by which the loss of toxic compounds could be maximised by modification or management of current processes

- To appraise the likely toxicological significance of metabolites or bound products and assess the possible extent to which industry may be able to reduce levels of Fusarium mycotoxins and hence the risk in consumer products by management of raw materials and cost effective changes in current processing methods

- Provide appropriately full technical reports for project partners and for Defra as required.

- To ensure that non-confidential project information is widely disseminated through appropriate publications and participation in Defra organised LINK Dissemination Meetings.

Project Documents
• Abstract : The fate of Fusarium Mycotoxins in the cereal food chain   (26k)
• Executive Summary : The fate of Fusarium Mycotoxins in the cereal food chain (FQS64)   (26k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2008

Cost: £451,564
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Harper Adams Agricultural College, RHM Group Ltd, Smiths Flour Mills, United Biscuits, Maizecor Foods Ltd, Cargill Dry Corn Ingredients, Campden Technology Ltd, R-Biopharm Rhone Ltd, University - Bristol, Cereal Partners UK, European Snacks Association/Snack, Nuts and Crisp Manufacturers Assoc., Kellogg Management Services (Europe) Ltd, KAS Mycotoxins, National Association of British and Irish Millers (NABIM), Prof Ronald Walker, Home Grown Cereals Authority, Central Science Laboratory
Cereal Production              
Food and Drink              
Food Chain              
Food Industry Sustainability Strategy              
Food manufacturing industry              
Food Safety              
Fungicide use              
Process Technology              
Toxic Substances              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain